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Holcim Canada's sustainable solutions at Evergreen Brick Works
As the Foundation partner to the Evergreen Brick Works revitalization, Holcim Canada is proud to provide sustainable construction materials, services, technical advice and support for the construction of the centre and its surrounding grounds, as well as funding for ongoing programming at the centre.
There are a few unique applications related to building materials and sustainability provided by Holcim Canada and its divisions Dufferin Aggregates, Dufferin Concrete & Dufferin Construction that are exemplified at the Brick Works site such as; a pervious concrete parking lot, the use of recycled aggregates, locally sourced materials, durability and strength of concrete (in the context of the site’s location in the floodplain and subsurface archeology), concrete containing fly ash to reduce the cement content and the use of light-coloured concrete to reduce the heat island effect (due to the reflective nature of concrete).
“Cement, concrete and recycled aggregates came from Holcim Canada’s nearby Mississauga, Milton, Markham and Toronto Portands locations. This sourcing of local products reduced the environmental impact of transporting materials – and represented another way Holcim Canada helped to make this project a model of sustainability.”
- Paul Ostrander, President and CEO, Holcim (Canada) Inc.
“Holcim Canada’s sustainable construction solutions and products are at the core of this rehabilitation project. It would not be as clear a success without them.”
- Geoff Cape, Executive Director, Evergreen